Elephante King: A Patchwork of Rock Sub-Genre

Photo by Ian Watson By Vlada Stark The back of 11th Street Records is filled to the brim with shuffling bodies, and the atmosphere is sticky with sweat from the exhaustion of three sets already being played. The air had become too heavy to breathe in comfortably, and my friends, just as drained as I…… Continue reading Elephante King: A Patchwork of Rock Sub-Genre

Matriline

Photo by Julianna Reidell By Julianna Reidell Great-Great-Great Grandmother: Egy  bones  bled,  skin  seeped,  a soul  slipped  from cracked  lips:  And she passed, leaving kettő  to carry her name  — but not her story —  over the sea.  Great-Great Grandmother: Kettő  fled like a fairy tale, for  stepmother’s pinches can’t reach  across the atlantic  from…… Continue reading Matriline

The Hereditary Playlist

Music is one of the best things to be passed down. For this month’s playlist, we shared songs recommended to us by the people we love. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4SK4XTdBKiNpfp1aiivspB?si=0796d2477cd748b3 Listen to the playlist here Kleigh Balugo “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes A while ago, my boyfriend Eryn made me an 11 hour playlist consisting…… Continue reading The Hereditary Playlist

La Virgen del Sacrificio

Photo by Elvira Castillo By Elvira Castillo My installation focuses on the exploration of memory through the experience of a brown, first-generation, Bolivian American woman. While honoring the women that came before me, along with their struggles, sacrifice, and successes, I navigate through the disconnection I felt throughout my childhood and young adult life.  By reflecting on…… Continue reading La Virgen del Sacrificio

Playhouse Disney

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Sinclair Adams In the mid 2000sWhen I was 6I’d wake up at 7And tap mom’s arm to wake her upI’d ask her if I can go watch TV in the living room The squat gray cube would lightBleeding bright blues and greens and redsFriendly faces greeting me goodmorningWhile dad gets…… Continue reading Playhouse Disney

The World We Constructed

Photo by Emma Tolliver By Emma Tolliver My piece, a mixed-media piece utilizing photography, wood, vinyl fabric, gouache paint, zip-ties, and yarn, is about my identity as the daughter of immigrants. When my 할아버지 (romanization: harabeoji, Korean for “Grandpa”) immigrated to the United States, he was fleeing a traumatic situation. He built a koi pond…… Continue reading The World We Constructed

Bedroom Lullaby

Photo by Aidan Hurley By Aidan Hurley There’s this little girlShe infests my dreamsShe has a queen-size bedBugs crawl between the seams Pictures on the wallBut they’re not of herPlaces in magazinesFor when she sees the world But she has no planI don’t think she’ll leaveA dusty porcelain dollShe’s barely moved for weeks Take down…… Continue reading Bedroom Lullaby

Cate Belmont on Self-Sabotage and Her Single “Make It Hurt”

Photo courtesy of Cate Belmont By Kleigh Balugo For many members of Gen Z, jamming out in your childhood bedroom to “Here We Go Again” by Demi Lovato or “7 Things” by Miley Cyrus is a universal experience. Blasting your favorite pop rock anthems is always emotional, even when you’re eight years old and can’t…… Continue reading Cate Belmont on Self-Sabotage and Her Single “Make It Hurt”

Familia

Photo by Cecilia Kegler By Cecilia Kegler My work has always centered around my family and trying my best to capture even an ounce of their love and the solace that they bring to my life. These are some of my favorite little moments. I hope that my images inspire feelings of nostalgia and comfort…… Continue reading Familia